Bach, Schütz, Handel, Gospel:
Cantad al Senor!
Singing in Context; Living Word
A one-day conference for the church’s musicians, engagers of the church’s song, in a variety of contexts, encouraging a living and growing repertoire of song which proclaims the Gospel, gives prayer and praise in a variety of ways.
July 27-28, 2018
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Register for this conference by visiting https://alcm.org/event/minneapolis-mn/
A one-day conference for church musicians, engagers of the church’s song, in a variety of contexts, encouraging a living and growing repertoire of song which proclaims the Gospel, gives prayer and praise in a variety of ways.
Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Hymn Festival: “The Singing Gospel in Context”
David Cherwien, organ
Keith Hampton, piano
National Lutheran Choir ensemble
Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:30 A.M. Registration
9:00–9:45 Morning Prayer
9:45 –10:30 Plenary: Paul Westermeyer: “All in Context: Bach, Schütz, Handel, Gospel, Latino”
What do all these have in common, and what do all these have to do with our work today as Cantors; giving voice to God’s people in a variety of places and situations?
11:00–11:45 Special Interest Sessions I
- “Ready, Set, Breathe” – Kristina Langlois (sessions II and III)
- “Leading Gospel Music” – Keith Hampton
- “Giving Voice Through Latino Rhythm Instruments 101” – Antonio Machado
- “Composing Psalm Antiphons for Each Assembly: Custom Fit!” – David Cherwien (only Session I)
- “Bach, Schütz, Handel: Why Do They Matter Today?” – Paul Westermeyer
12:00–1:00 LUNCH: Mount Olive Undercroft
1:00–1:45 Special Interest Sessions II (Repeat of the above sessions)
2:00-2:30 Panel Discussion: “Singing Music of Variety of Cultures – Why?”
2:45-3:30 Special Interest Sessions III (Repeat of the above sessions)
4:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
4:45 – Wine and Cheese reception
Paul Westermeyer, keynote speaker, is Emeritus Professor of Church Music at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he taught for twenty-three years, served as Cantor, and directed the Master of Sacred Music degree program with St. Olaf College. Before coming to Luther Seminary he taught at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, for twenty-two years. His writing reflects his life’s work about the nature of church music and the vocation of the church musician. In addition to several hundred articles and reviews, his books include The Church Musician; Church Musicians: Reflections on Their Call, Craft, History, and Challenges; Hymnal Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship; Let Justice Sing: Hymnody and Justice; Let the People Sing; Rise, O Church: Reflections on the Church, Its Music, and Empire; Te Deum: The Church and Music; and With Tongues of Fire: Profiles in Twentieth-Century Hymn Writing.
Antonio Machado was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico then moved to New York City, where his love for baseball and hot dogs began. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. He has traveled throughout Latin America with The Lutheran World Federation. Pastor Antonio has been a keynote speaker at national ELCA events, is a gifted musician, and has led music at many events and national gatherings for the ELCA. He has been a mission developer in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Minnesota, building bridges with faith communities that include persons of color, non-English speakers and new immigrants. His broad experience with diverse people has given him a passion for reconciliation where “everybody matters.”
Kristina Langlois serves as Director of Music and Worship at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, MN. She administers an extensive choral and instrumental music program within the context of liturgical worship.
Kristina earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master of Church Music degree from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois; and she completed her Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
She is a former Dean of the Twin Cities Chapter of the AGO and has served as adjudicator in numerous AGO/Schubert Club sponsored organ competitions. She has performed organ concerts in Chicago, the Twin Cities, and in Germany. She teaches piano and organ privately; and her hymn settings are published by MorningStar Music Publications and Augsburg Fortress Publications.
Keith Hampton is a conductor, composer, educator, church musician, organ performer, adjudicator, and workshop clinician. In addition to Chicago Community Chorus, he is the Director of Music Ministries and Organist/Choirmaster at the Park Manor Christian Church, Chicago, IL.
Classically trained as an organist and conductor, Dr. Hampton has taught students from nursery through college levels, served as Director of Music at churches of various denominations and is often sought after as a guest conductor and workshop clinician throughout the United States, Germany, Trinidad and Africa.
Dr. Hampton earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, a Master of Arts degree from Marywood University, Scranton, PA and a Doctor of Music degree in Church Music from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Dr. Hampton was twice chosen as one of 14 conductors to participate in the Oregon Bach Festival conducting master classes. This festival is held at the University of Oregon under the direction of Helmuth Rilling and Thomas Somerville. In addition, he was chosen to conduct the a cappella music workshop sponsored by Chorus America.
Dr. Hampton is the President of Dr. K.T. Productions, Inc., providing music transcriptions of Black Gospel Music with the use of Finale by Coda Music. As a published composer, his arrangements of spirituals and gospel songs can be found at Augsburg Fortress Press, Choristers Guild, earthsongs Publications and Hinshaw Music.
David Cherwien serves as Cantor at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, a parish known for its passion for traditional liturgy and creative, high-quality music. He also serves as editor of the National Lutheran Choir Series of choral music published by Morningstar Music Publishers. David is a founding member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and has served in its leadership in a variety of capacities, including as National President. He is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, American Guild of Organists, Chorus America, and Choristers Guild.
He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and the Master of Arts degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Minnesota. In the Fall of 2000, he was honored as a “Distinguished Alumnus” by Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN), where he studied choral music education and organ performance as an undergraduate. David also spent two years at the Berlin Church Music School studying conducting, composition and organ.
David is a prolific composer with over 150 publications with several publishers, and is the 2007 winner of the Raabe Prize for Excellence in Sacred Composition for his piece, “The Souls of the Righteous.”
To register for this conference, visit: https://alcm.org/event/minneapolis-mn/